International Organisations Pledge To Work Towards Gender Equity In The Workplace

Christian Aid has joined a growing number of organisations making a commitment to take action towards equal opportunities between genders in leadership roles.

The international development agency has signed up to the FAIR SHARE Commitment, which includes a pledge to achieve a more even proportion of women in leadership roles by 2030.

Founded in 2019, FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders is a collective of feminist leaders from diverse backgrounds looking to create a transformation of the international social impact sector. They monitor the proportion of women leaders annually to hold the sector accountable for gender equity, and create spaces and resources to explore Feminist Leadership as a tool for organisational and cultural change.

Christian Aid’s CEO Patrick Watt said he was pleased to have committed to Fair Share’s goal of equal representation of women and men in leadership and trustee roles.

He added:

In a world where millions of women and girls continue to face systematic discrimination and disadvantage because of their gender, it’s crucial that organisations working for equality and women’s rights model the change for which they’re calling.

This is a task that requires like-minded people to combine forces: one of the strengths of the Fair Share commitment is that we are joining with other respected civil society organisations, in ways that foster mutual learning and accountability.

Christian Aid has joined more than 30 leading international organisations which have signed up to the initiative, including Oxfam International, Global Witness and Amnesty International.

Lisa Tatu Hey and Helene Wolf, Fair Share Co-Executive Directors, said these organisations form a ‘community of pioneers’ working together towards gender equity and Feminist Leadership.

They added:

We are pleased to welcome Christian Aid into the community of FAIR SHARE Committed Organisations. They are sending a strong signal to their peers that achieving gender equity in internal structures and culture matters. We look forward to working with them on the collective journey towards becoming a more equitable and feminist sector.

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